How to clean wheels?

Brady Moffatt bradym at
Fri Dec 6 16:06:44 EST 2002

I've used cooking oil (peanut, canola, etc.) for removal of adhesive
residue. It doesn't lift up immediately, but with a bit of rubbing it comes
right off. Probably gentler on the finish than most, too.

Brady Moffatt
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
86 4kq with 299,000km
86 4kq parts car
72 Datsun 240Z with 180,000 miles
92 VW Golf with 192,000km FOR SALE
in early stages of quattrosis accumulatus

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernard Littau" <bernardl at>

> > I finally had the time to clean the wheels of my car. These are the
> > stock alloy wheels on the 5k tq (not the Fuch).
> >
> > They turned out very well, but I can't get the sticky backing of the old
> > wheel balancing weights off. Any BTDT? What works well for this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >    Zsolt
> I usually use lighter fluid, or some of my wife's nail polish remover :-)
> Best,
> Bernard Littau

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